Construction is underway at the corner of East Second Street
Coffeehouse chain Caribou Coffee is attempting to steam up sales on mobile via its first application for iOS and Android devices that comes stocked with mobile payment and loyalty options, and suggests that mobile is a requisite offering for any coffee retailer seeking to reach on-the-go consumers.
The company did briefly pay workers “hazard pay” in April, increasing their pay 10 percent on top of base-pay. But while working in public didn’t get any safer, hazard pay ended after just one month. On top of that, workers also say that the company bungled implementation of it’s COVID-19 safety plan.
And now coffee shop chain Caribou Coffee is stuck with who knows how many coffee sleeves bearing perhaps the worst possible motivational quote for the coronavirus quarantine: “FIGHT THE URGE TO REMAIN INDOORS.”
Caribou Coffee workers held a Monday rally in their cars outside the company’s Brooklyn Center headquarters to demand improved safer working conditions for store employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
She and her co-workers at a Caribou in Roseville silently worried as they greeted customer after customer without a sneeze guard or a mask, handled cash, and did the math on how many people they’d been exposed to that day. Umolac-Bunker says their Caribou has seen at least 300 transactions a day throughout the stay-at-home order.
Mike Tattersfield, the former CEO of Caribou Coffee, is spending more time these days down south as chief executive of Krispy Kreme Donuts Inc., one of Caribou’s corporate cousins. And Tattersfield’s home on the shore of Lake Minnetonka is up for sale.
Newkirk, who joined Caribou this month, brings more than two decades of marketing and brand-management experience along with her record as a successful entrepreneur and effective strategist to the country’s second-largest coffee chain.
The cold wraps are available in three varieties: Chicken Chorizo, Brie & Kale (vegetarian) and Ham & Cheese, all made with cage-free eggs and served with a side of hot sauce for your dunking pleasure.
JAB’s holdings include a controlling stake in shoemaker Bally, quick food chains Pret A Manger and Panera Bread as well as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. JAB is also the largest shareholder of beauty company Coty.